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Basis of Estimates Manual

Specifications and Estimates
2015 Basis of Estimates Manual


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BOE Chapters
Chapter Number Title Last Updated
Contents Table Of Contents 1-6-15
Introduction Introduction 1-6-15
Chapter 1 Updates, Registration 1-6-15
Chapter 2 Units of Measure: Abbreviations, Conversion Factors 1-6-15
Chapter 3 NOTE: Blank, for future enhancement 1-6-15
Chapter 4 NOTE: Blank, for future enhancement 1-6-15
Chapter 5 Contact Lists:
Coordination Team
Directory of Coordinators
Responsible Office
Chapter 6 Requesting Pay Items:
Opening Pay Items
Requesting New Items
Coordination Team - Generic Pay Items Developmental Pay Items (Trial Items)
Chapter 7 Design Tools
Chapter 8 Summary Boxes

OLD Chapter 8: Forms (CADD and COMP Book) from 2013 BOE
Chapter 9 Webgate, TRNS∙PORT/webTrnsport/Project Preconstruction, and  Designer Web Pages
New Webgate/Designer Interface will be implemented June 1, 2015. See the Webgate page for more information and webinar registration. The Agenda is available here.
Questions and Answers from webinars will be posted here.
Chapter 10  Formatting Pay Items 1-6-15
Chapter 11 Items 000 through 199: MOT, Erosion Control, Litter Removal, Mowing, Earthwork 
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-01: Ped Longitudinal Channelizing Devices in Work Zone
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-02: Single Post Median Barrier Mounted Sign Support
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-03: Temp Signalization and Maintenance
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-06: Special Detour
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-03: Protection of Existing Structures
Chapter 12 Items 200 through 299: Base Courses   2-27-15
Chapter 13 Items 300 through 399: Surface Courses and Concrete Pavement,  
Chapter 14 Items 400 through 499: Structures, Drainage, Foundations
Chapter 15 Items 500 through 599: Incidental Construction, Curb, Sidewalk, Guardrail, Crash Cushions, Fencing, Turf
Quick Reference: Guardrail Payment graphic for Estimates Bulletin 12-02 Guardrail Payment
Quick Reference: Roadway Design Bulletin 14-01 W-Beam Guardrail...
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-02: Rumble Stripe
2-27-15; updates ongoing
Chapter 16 Items 600 through 699: Traffic Control Signals and Devices, Conduit, Midblock Crosswalks, Traffic Monitoring Sites
4-8-15; updates ongoing
Chapter 17
Pending: Pavement Marking changes- see Bulletins
Items 700 through 799: Signing, Pavement Markings, Lighting
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 14-07: Route Shield Pavement Markings
Quick Reference: Estimates Bulletin 15-01: Pavement Marking Materials Selection QuickReference: Roadway Design Bulletin 15-08: Signing and Pavement Marking Standards at Ramp Intersections (Wrong Way Signs) NEW!

Chapter 18 Items 800 through 899: Mass Transit 2-27-15
Chapter 19 Items 900 through 999: Developmental and Special Pay Items 227-15
Chapter 20 Items 1000 through 1999: Utilities
Note: The Basis of Estimates is a design tool. It is not a contract document. All requirements, measurement, and payment details need to be included in the contract documents: plans, design standards, and/or specifications. Refer to the Introduction and Chapter 6 for additional information regarding the use of the BOE and specific pay item details.


BOE Appendix
BOE Archive The BOE Archive web page has selected past editions. Please read the notice at the top of the Archive web page.
Estimates Bulletins Current Estimates Bulletins are located at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/Specificationsoffice/Estimates/EstimatesBulletins/Default.shtm
Bulletins prior to 2006 are included with the BOE Archive.
Obsolete Structure Obsolete Structure in .pdf format (900+ pages, 3.6 MB) as of July 2, 2012
Contact the Basis of Estimates Coordinator for additional history, and/or to request use of obsolete items.
Presentations Pay Item Structure notes in .pdf format, 2006
BOE Basics- Intro- October 2014
BOE Pay Item Selection- October 2014
Details and Structure Details and Structure: Chapters 11-20 only, updated May12, 2014 (850+ pages, 5.5 MB)
Recent Changes Revisions to Pay Items, brief summary since January 2014, in .pdf format
BOE Training The BOE Training page provides course description and upcoming training dates. For other Estimates Support Training, visit the Estimates Training page.
LRE Averages LRE Multi-Year Averages in Excel format. Note: This file is for general information only. Please use current reports, or contact the BOE or LRE Coordinator for specific requests.